Welcome to Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386

Welcome to the website for Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386 (the “District”). The District is a political subdivision of the State of Texas comprised of approximately 3,663 acres of land located primarily within Harris County (approximately 3,267 acres) with a small portion (approximately 396 acres) located within Montgomery County. The District is located entirely within The Woodlands Township. The District is empowered, among other things, to finance, purchase, construct, operate and maintain all works, improvements, facilities and plants necessary for the supply and distribution of water, the collection, transportation and treatment of wastewater, and the control and diversion of storm water. The District has contracted with Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 387 for the provision of water supply and sewer treatment service for the Harris County portion of the District and with the San Jacinto River Authority for the provision of water supply and sewer treatment service for the Montgomery County portion of the District.

District News and Information

Stage I Drought Contingency Plan implemented June 28, 2022

June 28, 2022; 4:00p.m.: STAGE 1 VOLUNTARY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT for the Harris County portion of Harris-Montgomery Counties MUD 386 (Creekside Park and Carlton Woods at Creekside)

The City of Houston and the North Harris County Regional Water Authority ‘NHCRWA’ have both implemented Stage 1 of their respective Drought Contingency Plans. As a customer of the NHCRWA, Harris-Montgomery Counties Municipal Utility District No. 386 (the “District”) is implementing Stage 1 of its Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) immediately for the Harris County portion of the District. Customers in the Harris County portion of the District are asked to respond to Voluntary Water Restrictions for all landscaped and other areas:


Water Facts:

  • Peak hourly use usually occurs between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m., with a secondary peak between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Please reduce water usage during this time.
  • We can all reduce our peak water use, and utility bills, by watering only as needed; washing full loads of laundry; and using more efficient plumbing fixtures.
  • Residential water use reaches its peak from late July through August due to increased outdoor water use, but peaks can occur throughout the summer. During peak water use season, home-owners typically use two to four times more than in winter.
  • The average American home uses about 260 gallons of water per day; during peak season, homes can use about 1,000 gallons of water in a day. Some homes use as much as 3,000 gallons on a peak day, or the equivalent of leaving garden hose running for nearly 8 hours!
  • When temperatures rise and rain is scarce, peak water use in single-family homes typically occurs due to lawn and garden watering or when topping off a swimming pool.
  • Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation or runoff due to overwatering.
  • With the exception of extreme heat waves, peak use typically occurs on weekends as many people use their free time to tend to lawns and landscapes, do laundry, and wash cars.

Simple Tips for Saving Water Outdoors:

  • Step on it: Grass doesn’t always need water just because it’s hot out. Step on the lawn, and if the grass springs back, then it doesn’t need water. An inexpensive soil moisture sensor can also show the amount of moisture at the plant’s roots and discourage overwatering.
  • Tune up your system: Inspect irrigation systems and check for leaks and broken or clogged sprinkler heads. Fix sprinkler heads that are broken or spraying on the street or driveway.
  • Play zone defense: Assign areas of your landscape different zones depending on sun/shade exposure, soil and plant types, and type of sprinklers, then adjust your irrigation system or watering schedule based on those zones.
  • Give your hose a break: Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and steps rather than hosing them off. And don’t forget to check for leaks at your spigot connection and tighten as necessary.
  • Leave it long: Raise your lawn mower blade. Longer grass promotes deeper root growth, resulting in a more drought resistant lawn, reduced evaporation, and fewer weeds.

For more information on peak water use, visit www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor.

By |June 28, 2022 4:50 pm|

Free Water Irrigation System Evaluation

The District offers to its residential customers a water irrigation system evaluation at no cost to the resident. This free irrigation system evaluation evaluates existing irrigation systems and makes recommendations for improvement to the performance of the system and to the scheduling of the controller to eliminate unnecessary waste.

Click Here to Schedule Your FREE Evaluation!

How often should I water my lawn?

Watering infrequently and deeply is the key to a healthy Texas lawn. This technique helps plants grow longer, tougher roots that will allow them to access water throughout the summer even as temperatures rise.

How much water does grass need?

Typically, the average Texas lawn only needs about an inch of water per week, even in the hottest summers. If you’re unsure how long it takes to reach an inch of water, you can put a cup or can in your yard with an inch high marker and then time how long it takes to fill. In general, automatic irrigation systems disperse water at a much quicker rate than hose-end sprinklers. Start with shorter times and add additional time if large areas of damaged or dried-out grass appear. Of course, if there has been significant rainfall recently, you do not need to re-water.

By |October 22, 2018 1:44 am|
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